Sharon Pfleger

Expert advisor: Pharmaceuticals in drinking and waste water

Sharon is passionate about the environment and looking after it for today’s and tomorrow’s population.

She is a public health specialist with over 20 years experience at senior management level in the NHS.  With her hallmark practical style, Sharon gets things done and has a history of leading and delivering transformative change within the NHS both within the areas of pharmaceutical public health (PPH) and medicines management but also more broadly in the development and delivery of screening services, sexual health, tobacco control and teenage pregnancy.

Her particular strengths and current experience lie in transforming processes and governance arrangements for medicines management at strategic level both nationally and in NHS Highland (NHSH) advisory structures, defining the needs of the population and service planning, improving quality and safety of care, value for money and difficult decision making at both population and individual patient levels.

Sharon has successfully demonstrated her public health competence and was accepted on to the UK Public Health Register for public health specialists as a Generalist Specialist in Public Health.  She is also a registered pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Sharon’s commitment to training extends beyond her own personal CPD.  Not only does she spend time advising the Clean Water Wave team on pharmaceutical chemistry to highlight how the wider aquatic environment could be affected by pharmaceutical pollution from, for example, overprescribing and a lack of tertiary or poor water treatment, she also teaches pharmacy to medical undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as  contributing to Specialist Public Health Training.